The ever-developing NFL Draft stock of Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues to twist and turn. The latest bit of news comes from Peter King, the insider's insider of Sports Illustrated:
Hmmmm. Ryan Tannehill had private workout with Chiefs, then visited KC. He'll be in Cleve Sun-Mon, then Buff. Plot thickens.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 13, 2012
The interest from the Chiefs and Bills, though, is noteworthy. Like the Browns, the Chiefs had a known private workout with Tannehill scheduled at his pro day. But the news about him coming to Kansas City – as one of the 30 players allowed for a pre-draft visit – could be telling. With Matt Cassel, the Chiefs are seemingly a good quarterback away from being legit division contenders.
Buffalo's interest is somewhat odd. The Bills are sort of in no man's land with the 10th pick. The top offensive tackle and wide receiver is likely to be gone. That would leave Buffalo to settling for a player or entertaining a trade down. Or, perhaps a trade up. While the Bills aren't usually a team that trades up in the draft, they could fall in love with Tannehill during his visit. We obviously won't know until draft day.
Even then, it's not without question Cleveland takes Tannehill at pick No. 4. Or that Miami wouldn't trade up, considering they've been the team most-connected to taking Tannehill.
This is smoke screen season, though. Draft day in less than two weeks can't get here fast enough.